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Saudi Central Bank Permits 3 New Open Banking Solution Provider Through Its Regulatory Sandbox

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced granting “Bwatech”, “Rabet”, and “Mala’a”, the permit to operate under its Regulatory Sandbox, bringing the total number of its permitted FinTech companies to 35. The announcement came during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress sponsored by

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Saudi Central Bank Licenses 3 New Payment Fintech Companies

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the licensing of three new companies specialized in finance and electronic payments, during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress sponsored by His Royal Highness Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of

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Saudi Central Bank Grants 2 More Licenses to Payment Companies

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has granted two licenses to International Digital Solutions Co and Azm Fintech Co to provide payment services. This brings the total number of payments companies licensed by SAMA to 13 companies. This step comes from

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Saudi Central Bank Launches Instant Payment System Sarie

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) launched the instant payment system sarie, under the patronage of His Excellency Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Mubarak. Commenting on the achievement, the Central Bank Governor said that the launch of

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Saudi Central Bank Set to Launch Instant Payment System Available 24/7

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has announced that it will be launching a round the clock instant payment system effective from 21st of February onwards. Upon its activation, the system will allow financial institutions, companies, and individuals to complete transactions

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Saudi Central Bank Releases Its Open Banking Framework

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has issued its open banking policy which outlines its objective for implementation in Saudi and the benefits that the financial sector stands to gain from it. SAMA plans to go live with its open banking

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Zain’s Fintech Arm First to Receive Micro Loans License From Saudi Central Bank

Zain Group, a telecommunications company in the Middle East and North Africa region, announced that its fintech arm Tamam has been officially licensed by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) to provide micro-financing services to consumers across the Kingdom. This makes Tamam

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Saudi and UAE Central Banks Release Report on Joint Digital Currency Project Aber

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) and the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) have released the report on their joint central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiative dubbed as Project Aber. The wholesale CBDC used only by the central

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After Banning Crypto Saudi Arabia Plans Central Bank Digital Currency

After banning the trading of cryptocurrencies, Saudi Arabia is now developing a blockchain-based digital currency in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The central banks of the two countries are planning to run a pilot of a shared digital

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6 Fast-Growing Fintechs from Saudi to Keep a Close Eye on

These past few years have seen Saudi Arabia’s fintech sector gaining strong momentum, a growth that’s been fueled by favorable market conditions, the country’s dynamic startup ecosystem and booming funding activity. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of fintech companies

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